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Date: Tuesday 23 March 2021
Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm
The SHD Logistics Digital Conference will run as a series of sessions, Q&As and a panel discussion which can be accessed through a virtual event platform.
Each delegate will be issued instructions how to access the platform. There will be two refreshments breaks, where delegates can exit the platform and rejoin. During the event, delegates can access a range of additional materials at their convenience, such as videos and downloadable content. Please note as this is an online event, an internet connection will be required.
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Without effective intervention, urban last-mile delivery emissions and traffic congestion are on track to increase by 36% in the top 100 cities globally. The Future of the Last-Mile Ecosystem analyses 24 interventions that can reduce emissions, congestion and delivery costs for the urban last-mile, which has become increasingly important with the surge in ecommerce as a result of COVID-19. With the ecosystem-wide change, interventions could reduce emissions and traffic congestion by 30%, and delivery cost by 25%, compared to the “do-nothing” scenario.
Richa Sahay, one of the authors of the report The Future of the Last-Mile Ecosystem, will look in particular at the UK logistics sector and how technologies such as drones, droids and camera-based object tracking can help to play a part to reduce urban last-mile delivery emissions, traffic congestion and delivery costs.
The unprecedented boost in ecommerce sales earlier this year highlighted the importance of logistics in our everyday lives. However, a new white paper from the government suggests that urban logistics facilities will lose out in favour of building more residential properties.
During this session, Robin Woodbridge will explain what this white paper means for logistics operators as well as stressing the importance of efficient last-mile logistics in big cities.
At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the transition period with the EU will end, and the UK will operate a full external border as a sovereign nation. This means that controls will be placed on the movement goods between Great Britain and the EU, generating a new set of risks and opportunities for the logistics sector. Representing UKWA members and the wider logistics sector, Peter Ward, Chief Executive of UKWA, has been involved since the referendum in the government’s various steering and consultation groups, and in this session Peter will outline the latest policy and procedures, shining a light on key areas that will require preparation by the logistics sector over the coming weeks and months
Retail logistics is morphing its shape again, with trends and changes highlighted and accelerated by COVID-19. Join Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director for Bis Henderson Consulting, as she shares some of the key challenges and opportunities faced by retailers, and explores solutions and new technologies out there ready to be embraced by this logistics sector.
Digital & Strategy Director
Head of Capital Deployment
Community Curator - Automotive, Supply Chain Transport and Emerging Markets
World Economic Forum
Head of EV100
The Climate Group
£350 million of funding promised by the UK government is expected to drive forward progress on the net zero carbon target by 2050, by helping businesses to cut emissions across sectors including transport. This panel will discuss the progress made so far in decarbonising last mile logistics and provide insight into how to achieve sustainability goals.
Leidos has gained a unique and deep insight into both the operational and technological aspects of the MOD supply chain through the delivery of the Logistics Commodity and Services Transformation Programme (LCST). In the presentation, Michelle explains how Leidos is using the experience gained from transforming the MOD supply-chain as part of its thought leadership and digital innovation agenda.
Wine is produced, transported and enjoyed right across the globe, through increasingly complex, customer-centric supply chains. COVID-19 has only accelerated developments for online wine platforms and logistics and yet the dominant wine packaging format - the glass bottle - has not been suitably upgraded in the last two centuries to keep up with these demands.
Wine packaging 'hardware' is no longer fit for purpose in a 21st century world that's faced with rapidly-developing software technology, changing consumer behaviours and, most importantly, the effects of our climate crisis.
The next generation of logisticians are coming of age at a time when the climate emergency has never been more apparent. In order to attract new talent to the supply chain, it is imperative that companies invest in sustainable technology. Combining his academic background with his experiences working with Argos, Keith Bruce explores young professionals’ perception of the supply chain and what they value in the workplace.
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Head of Programme Development & Integration
Many logistics companies are expediating automation plans as a result of restrictions caused by coronavirus. Investing in new technology is not a short-term solution, and careful decisions need to be made to ensure economic and ecological sustainability. This panel will cover case studies of sustainable technology and predict the warehouse of the future.